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June 15, 2010

What’s cookin? 6/15/10

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:03 pm

I’m not sure whether it was because I hadn’t cooked the week before, or because I was inspired by a book I read (which I’ll tell you about tomorrow) but I cooked up a storm last week.

I cooked with dried TVP (textured vegetable protein) for the first time. I used it as a meat substitute in a chili (hardly original, but I wanted to start small). I found that I liked it better than the frozen stuff…it seemed to absorb the taste of the dish more.

I tried to recreate the roasted vegetables and goat cheese dish I’d had on the cruise. It was good, but was definitely missing something. I haven’t put my finger on what that is.

I baked a loaf of whole wheat bread. I hadn’t given bread a try in well over a decade (I could never get the kneading/rising thing down) but when I found a “no knead” recipe I gave it a try. Yum! It’s dense and yeasty and delish!

Even though I’m not a fan of pea soup, I made a chilled vegetarian version that was pretty good.

Long Suffering and I were split on the crustless quiche I made with red swiss chard, green and red bell pepper, leeks, and just the tiniest bit of goat cheese (seriously — about a tablespoon in the whole pie).

And I made my first key lime pie…okay, I made the filling of a key lime pie. I cheated and bought a graham cracker crust…and Long Suffering got a can of whipped cream, lol. But the filling was out of this world, lol.

What was on your plate this week?



  1. Sadly, I haven’t eaten anything special this week. But everything you had sounded great. Yum…

    Comment by Jenny — June 17, 2010 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

  2. Jennifer,
    Rumor has it the pea soup was VERY good 🙂 Sadly I have only had it with ham bones it it – YUCK & more YUCK maybe you can post the recipe.I for one would be very happy.In the spirit of your “whats cooking” its salad time here. Cukes, red grilled peppers,arugula, fresh basil, edamame, green beans lightly grilled a bit of Feta–oh and homemade balsamic vingerette, I always put difference spices in it..so who knows. Actually my kids eat it without feta and if I had some grilled chicken…I ‘ve tried to slip them some “faux chix” they were not having it. Can’t wait for my summer spices to (HOPEFULLY GROW) then I can share thyme, sage, dill, basil(have to for the Italian family), actually I freeze it in icecube trays I puree it with a touch of EVOO…GREAT for the winter then pop out a cube when needed.
    Hope you are well and running around soon…I am out there again. Sllllooooooowwwwwly.

    Comment by RunningCompany — June 18, 2010 @ 7:20 am | Reply

    • I am slow on the up take just learned DH,DS & what other “tex” shortenings are.(my twins told me)that&more which maybe this should be on on Urban Dictionary)-I do know lol and roflama. Is Long Suffering is DH? If so,LOL! If he is lurking & I needed that badly,(hope your are not mad DT-(get it?) oh well, too F”ing bad(that is not intented for you Jennifer) -( I am from the Bronx &TRYNG to control my potty mouth)Hopefully this is not “TMI” if so,sorry DH of Jen.Wont be back for awhile, came to see if the pea soup recipe was here. THATS ALL!Again hope you are well.oh I ran a very slow 6 miles yesterday(12:00/mile)at Loantaka- I am usually 10:30-didnt care. Building up again for Oct Marathon.

      Comment by RunningCompany — June 19, 2010 @ 11:38 am | Reply

  3. RC — I’m jealous of your garden. Sounds like a yummy bounty.

    The pea soup recipe is from Vegetarian Times


    I omitted the tarrgon and radish and I added some paprika to replace some of the smoky flavor that’s lost because of the lack of meat.

    Awesome job on getting those six miles in! Good luck with your Oct. marathon. I’m signed up for a half in November.

    Comment by love2wryte — June 20, 2010 @ 3:19 am | Reply

    • thanks for the link, i luv paprika,May see you in Nov-(think I know what you are doing)& of my run friends are TRYING to talk me into it. Its a GREAT half and full – think I told you that or your DH. If you need a nice walk/run train plan I found a new one-very good.
      If my garden grows, I’ll pass some along to my “DT” 😉 especially since I know it would be put to good use & appreciated!

      Comment by RunningCompany — June 20, 2010 @ 9:55 am | Reply

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